MACQUEEN Volume Fix Essential Lip Oil Review
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MACQUEEN Volume Fix Essential Lip Oil contains a blend of honey, vitamin E, glycerin, and plant oils to moisture the lips and form a protective barrier. It has a very faint honey scent (no hint of mint, despite having menthol in the ingredients). The brand promises longer lasting lip color with non-sticky finish. The lip oil is available on YesStyle (reward code KBHOBBIT) and Stylevana (code INF10KBH).
How to use
Apply to lips whenever they feel dry
Apply before or after lipstick to make the color last longer
Apply before bed as a lip mask
Instead of a doe foot applicator, this product has a curved silicone spatula. It’s not my favorite, but not a deal breaker either. I definitely find myself having to turn it over during application to get all the oil that gathers in the curved side. Based on the marketing materials, silicone was chosen for reasons of hygiene, because it can be wiped off after each. This would make sense for someone who applies the oil over lip color - cleaning the wand would ensure the main oil vial isn’t contaminated with different lipstick colors.
I had really high hopes for this oil, partially because the packaging is adorable (a solid reason, I know), and partially because I love Macqueen’s eyeliners. Sadly, it’s a huge disappointment and will likely end up in my next fails and faves video. At first, things are ok - the oil is a little sticky, but it’s not a huge deal. However, ten or so minutes after application the lips start to dry out and the situation doesn’t improve from there. The skin continues to feel sticky, dry, and tight. Even when the oil is gone (usually through eating / drinking), the lips continue to feel way more dry than before application.
I can’t say anything about plumping. My lips aren’t thin to start with, and any shiny layer of gloss, oil, or balm could make them look slightly fuller. Thankfully, this isn’t one of those plumpers that increase blood flow by irritating the skin. I’ve had my fair share of those in the early 2000s with their minty stinging. Macqueen oil does contain menthol, but maybe there’s not much of it or I’m not sensitive to it this time around, not sure.
To be totally fair, one of the ways the brand suggests using this is over lip makeup. Perhaps that way it’s less drying? Most of the decorative lip products I own are tinted glosses. I already like their texture and finish and don’t want to apply anything over the top. I can’t imagine using the volume fix essential oil as a sleeping mask as it will likely stick to the sheets and the pillow. And the other suggested use of “any time the lips feel dry” isn’t working for me either. Oh well. I don’t like waste, so I’ll try to use this up in some way, but definitely can’t recommend it to others.
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MACQUEEN Volume Fix Essential Lip Oil ingredients: Dimethicone, 1,2-Hexanediol, Phenoxyethanol, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Honey, Ceramide NP, Tocopheryl Acetate, Glycerin, Alcohol, Menthol, Fragrance